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A Wood of Chocolate
2006-01-15 20:33
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Cursed with the Weisman writing gene, my daughter, now 3 1/4 years old, has spun her first story. It's about the wooden spoon you stir the brownie mix with. And it has a moral!

A Wood of Chocolate

There was a table.

And on the table there was a wood of chocolate.

And a little girl started to eat it.

"Mmm. Yummy yummy."

And another girl started to want it.

And the girl with the apron said, "No, that's mine!"

Comments
2006-01-15 21:03:15
1.   eeeddie
when can we expect "A Wood of Chocolate: The Movie"?
2006-01-15 21:07:20
2.   Slipstream
Interesting. Oddly enough, the moral is "don't trade starting pitchers for middle relief."
2006-01-15 21:27:57
3.   Linkmeister
"There ain't no such thing as a free spoon."
2006-01-15 22:20:07
4.   Suffering Bruin
Change the girl to a boy and the second little girl to "Daddy" and you have the story of my kitchen.

Er, "our" kitchen. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to explain to my son why lions eat chocolate before cubs. It's a tough sell...

2006-01-15 22:21:36
5.   Suffering Bruin
Oh, and kudos to the young Weisman; three-and-a-half and she's showing a talent for sequencing. Is she available to guest lecture some of my students? Let me know...
2006-01-15 22:21:59
6.   Daniel Zappala
Keep it up Jon. Before you know it, they're 10 and wanting to make baked shrimp and rice pilaf with you.
2006-01-15 22:26:44
7.   Andrew Shimmin
3.25 and she can write? That's pretty impressive. And it sounds like she's a fan of the Little Red Hen. That's good. The grasshopper/ant people are suckers.
2006-01-15 23:05:09
8.   LAT
Very very cute. Wait til she discovers cookie dough-its better than brownie batter. Heck raw cookie dough is better than cookies.

And thank you for putting up a new post-anything long as isn't about middle relievers. Someone out there is thinking "you didn't have to read all 530 posts if it was making you nuts." But I did have to read them all--can't help myself.

2006-01-16 00:07:11
9.   Bob Timmermann
So Ken will have a random Wood of Chocolate generator.
2006-01-16 03:26:27
10.   Sam DC
That's wonderful, I love that the first girl jumps in when the second girl even starts wanting the chocolate.

And since no one can stop me, I bring you "Turkey Run" -- "written" (told out loud to a teacher who wrote it down) by my 5 yr old (light years behind that Weisman girl, I grant you). Assignment was "write a story about Thanksgiving."

Turkey Run

Turkey runs from the axe.
The farmer runs after him.
He doesn't catch the turkey.
They had to go to a restaurant.

(I'll expect those nice people from the city anytime now . . . .)

2006-01-16 07:57:27
11.   Marty
That reminds me of when I was 4 and tried to make up my first joke:"

"What did the clock say to the window?
Let's be friends."

I wish I could say I ended it with "Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the veal."

2006-01-17 15:23:39
12.   jane doe
A wee weis koan.

Cute. :)

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